For Immediate Release
ATF Partners With NSSF To Offer $10,000 Reward In Dallas Federal Firearms Licensee Burglary
ATF Seeks to Identify Suspects
DALLAS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward, combined with an additional $5,000 offered by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), for a total reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of 46 firearms from a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Dallas, Texas.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 1:25 a.m., three suspects forced entry into the DFW Gun Range, located in the 1600 block of West Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Video surveillance captured the suspects gain access through a door on the west side of the building. The suspects removed 43 handguns and 3 long guns from the business in under 2 minutes, and then fled on foot.
Suspect 1 is a young, black male, height and weight undetermined. At the time of the burglary, Suspect 1 wore dark-colored athletic pants, a gray, hooded jacket, black tennis shoes with a white swoosh and light-colored gloves.
Suspect 2 is a young, black male, height and weight undetermined. At the time of the burglary, Suspect 2 wore medium-colored jeans with areas of distress, a red-colored sweat jacket, dark tennis shoes with a white swoosh, white soles and white laces and a dark mask covering the lower half of his face. During the burglary, Suspect 2 wore a multi-colored, school-style backpack with black straps. Suspect 2 and Suspect 3 alternated carrying a dark-colored, pet carrier-style bag with mesh sides.
Suspect 3 is a young, black male, height and weight undetermined. At the time of the burglary, Suspect 3 wore dark-colored pants, a dark-colored long sleeve shirt or jacket, tennis shoes with a dark and light pattern and a dark cloth covering the lower half of his face. During the burglary, Suspect 3 carried a light blue-colored athletic bag with a dark-colored bottom and a gray-colored strap. Suspect 3 and Suspect 2 alternated carrying a dark-colored, pet carrier-style bag with mesh sides.
This incident is one of three attempted or actual thefts from Dallas Federal Firearms Licensees reported within a four-hour window late Saturday night into Sunday morning. At this time, it is unclear if any of the incidents are connected.
The $10,000 reward offered is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF Dallas Field Division at (469) 227-4300, 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or North Texas Crime Commission Crime Stoppers at (877) 373-8477. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or by visiting www.reportit.com.